F.A.Q.

Q. Who uses kettlebells?
A. Individuals from all walks of life who take their health and conditioning seriously use kettlebells. They range from office workers and housewives to firefighters and military personal, to professional athletes and senior citizens. These individuals use kettlebells to improve their level of fitness, lose body fat, develop a physical edge in athletics or physically demanding professions, get stronger, or just feel physically better in general.

Q. Can women use kettlebells?
A. Yes! Women specifically need to train with some resistance because as they age they are more prone to osteoporosis. Through kettlebell training it helps increase bone density which will prevent/delay the onset of osteoporosis.

Q. Will kettlebell training hurt my back?
A. Through proper kettlebell training it will not, as long as you don’t have any underlying medical conditions. However, there have been numerous testimonies on the corrective benefits of kettlebell training and how it has actually helped build and repair injured backs. This holds true for shoulders as well. The kettlebell is a great rehab tool!

Q. What size kettlebell should I start with?
A. For the average female, she should start with an 8kg, (about 18 pounds). For the average male, he should start with a 16kg, (about 35 pounds). From these weights you slowly progress as strength and skill improve.

Q. How many kettlebells do I need to start with?
A. To start with kettlebell training you only need one at the correct weight, after some time training you can definitely progress up to two kettlebells.

Q. What are the benefits of kettlebell training?
A. There are numerous benefits of kettlebell training. To name a few, it teaches you to use your body as a unit and not just a collection of body parts. It teaches you functional movements, which can be carried over into everyday activities. It’s an excellent form of “cardio” with the ability to burn up to 20 calories a minute. Its low impact so it is great for joints. And finally it’s a lot of fun!

Q. I’m a female I don’t want to bulk up
A. Great! Yyou don’t have to! kettlebell training allows the individual to accomplish their specific goals, based on the volume, intensity, duration, rest, etc. kettlebells are excellent for achieving that leaned, low body fat look!

Q. I’m a male I want to bulk up
A. Great lets do it! This too can be accomplished with kettlebells simply by varying the volume, intensity, duration and rest between sets. Since we train compound movements, multiple muscles will be getting a great workout with only a limited number of exercises. When trying to put on bulk it is always recommended you perform compound exercises.

Q. Can I learn proper kettlebell technique from watching YouTube or a friend?
A. You can learn some great info via YouTube, and probably through your friend, however it is advised you learn kettlebell training through a certified instructor. Instructors have been trained to pick apart technique and correct any movements that could be potentially dangerous. Therefore it is highly recommended you learn from an instructor, either RKC or HKC certified.

Q. Will I still need to perform bicep curls and other isolation exercise after training with kettlebells?
A. Isolation exercises are good for bodybuilding, where you are trying to achieve a very specific look, and some specific rehab, but other then that there is not a single good reason to do an isolation movement. The body is a unit so train it as one! However, your biceps will get a workout through proper kettlebell training, not in isolation, but in unison with the rest of your body.

Q. What should I wear to class/personal training sessions?
A. Wear loose fitting clothing; something that will allow you full range of motion. In regards to shoes, it is highly recommended you train barefoot, or with Vibram Five Fingers, or Converse Chuck Taylors, or any other shoe that is basically flat. You want to use your toes to grip the ground.

Q. What should I bring to class/personal training sessions?
A. Bring a towel, water bottle, note pad and pencil for taking notes. That and a great attitude, throw in some determination, and you have a recipe for some great training!

Q. How do I get started?
A. Get started by contacting us today!